Data on the average number of employed provide information on the number of employed in full time work by administrative territory of the Republic of Latvia and by kind of economic activity.

Definitions

Employees performing their job during the working hours set in the regulatory enactments, collective agreement, labour contract or during the normal working hours.

According to the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) the general government sector includes central and local government budgetary institutions, the social security fund and enterprises controlled and financed by central and local governments selected in compliance with ESA 2010 criteria on the formation of the central government sector.

Average number of full-time and part-time employees, for which the working time is registered, recalculated into conventional full-time units using information on the hours worked.

Employees who according to agreement with the employee are working only part of the working day, working week or month.

Private sector includes commercial companies with central or local government capital participation up to 50%, commercial companies of all types without central or local government capital participation, individual merchants, and peasant and fishermen farms with 50 and more employees.

Public sector is central and local government institutions and their commercial companies, commercial companies with central or local government capital participation 50% and over, foundations, associations, funds and their commercial companies.

Data availability

Dissemination format and release calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Average number of employees in full time work
  • 2017
16.03.2018
Hours paid and worked
  • 2017
16.03.2018
Average number of employees in full time work
  • 4th quarter 2017
16.03.2018
Average number of employees in full time work
  • 1st quarter 2018
15.06.2018
Hours paid and worked
  • 1st quarter 2018
15.06.2018

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Average number of employees in full time work
  • 3rd quarter 2017
15.12.2017
Hours paid and worked
  • 3rd quarter 2017
15.12.2017
Average number of employees in full time work
  • 2nd quarter 2017
15.09.2017
Average number of employees in full time work
  • 1st quarter 2017
15.06.2017
Average number of employees in full time work
  • 4th quarter 2016
16.03.2017

Classifications

Data on the average number of employees are compiled, calculated and published by using:

  • Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATU);
  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 2 (NACE Rev. 2).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Publications

Data on the average number of employees are available in the statistical yearbooks

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.01.2018
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 27.12.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/10 23.11.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/09 23.10.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/08 25.09.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/07 23.08.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/06 24.07.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/05 26.06.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/04 23.05.2017
General Statistics Latvia. Statistics in brief, 2017 08.05.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/03 24.04.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states, 2017/02 23.03.2017
General Statistics Statistical yearbook of Latvia, 2016 24.02.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.02.2017
General Statistics Monthly bulletin of Latvian statistics 2016/12 08.02.2017

Customised data sets

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data on monthly average and real wages and salaries are obtained by surveying enterprises, central government institutions, local governments and institutions thereof and institutional units.

Information is acquired by compiling questionnaires developed by the CSB – quarterly statistical reports on activities of merchants, institutions, foundations, associations and funds (2-Labour, 2-Labour-municipalities, 2-Labour (short)), and administrative data.

Statistical report form 2-Labour (short), containing fewer indicators than form 2-Labour, is submitted by individual merchants, foundations, associations and funds employing 7–49 persons. Form 2-Labour-municipalities submitted by local govermments and municipal insitutions. All other statistical units included in the sample submit statistical report form 2-Labour.

Administrative data are acquired with the help of CSB calculations based on the State Revenue Service information from the Report on state social security compulsory payments from employee income, Income Tax and Business Risk State Duty during the reference month, from the Report regarding the employment income, personal income tax and state mandatory social insurance contributions of the payers of the income tax for seasonal farm workers and from Micro-enterprise Tax Declaration.

Information is compiled on all fields. Data by kinds of economic activity are compiled by the main kind of activity which includes also all the other activities of the respondent, except centralized accountancies of the local governments, which submit data separately on following sectors:

  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply;
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security;
  • Education;
  • Residential care activities;
  • Social work activities without accommodation;
  • Creative, arts and entertainment activities;
  • Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities;
  • Cleaning activities.
     

Statistical Population

Target population are all statistical units (state and local government budgetary institutions, state and local government merchants, private commercial companies, individual merchants, peasant and fishermen farms employing 50 persons and more, foundations, associations and funds employing 1 and more persons) economically active in 2017.

Target population of the survey does not include:

  • religious organisations;
  • rural handicraft enterprises;
  • family businesses;
  • individuals performing economic activity.

Target population does not include also statistical units having NACE Rev. 2 classification economic activity code starting with 97 or 98.

Target population

Number of employees

1–6

7–9

10–49

50+

State and local government budgetary institutions

full-scope survey

State and local government merchants

full-scope survey

Private commercial companies

imputed

sample survey

full-scope survey

Individual merchants

imputed

sample survey

full-scope survey

Peasant and fishermen farms

not surveyed

full-scope survey

Foundations, associations, funds

State and local government foundations (SVTK* code starts with 1 or 2)

full-scope survey

other
(SVTK* code does not start with 1 or 2)

imputed

sample survey

full-scope survey

*SVTK – CSB Typological Classifier of Statistical Units.

Sample size

Each quarter of 2017 more than 7 thsd respondents are surveyed. Budgetary institutions, businesses with government or local government participation 50% and more and all businesses of the private sector with 50 employees and more are surveyed completely. Other statistical units are surveyed with the help of simple stratified sample, which is carried out in earlier formed stratum by kind of economic activity and size of enterprise (by number of employees).

Target population

Sample size

Frame

%

State and local government budgetary institutions

992

992

100

State and local government merchants

457

457

100

Private commercial companies

5 830

14 677

40

Individual merchants

27

120

23

Peasant and fishermen farms

7

7

100

Foundations, associations, funds

179

397

45

Total

7 496

16 926

45

Sample, regardless all other pre-conditions, includes 1115 general government sector enterprises (institutional sector classification code starts with S13).

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Information is obtained from the statistical surveys every quarter in breakdown by months. Annual data are obtained by summing quarterly information received during the year. Information obtained from respondents is extrapolated using the weights set for the each sample unit. Information is compiled in breakdown by ownership sectors, main kind of activity.

Average number of employees in full-time units is calculated separately for full-time and part-time employees, for whom wages and salaries were calculated, and result is summed. Out of the full-time employees only those who were not in labour relations for full month are recalculated in full-time units, and it is done by using information on hours paid of such employees indicated in the reports. Part-time employees in full-time units are recalculated as follows: number of hours paid of part-time employees is divided by number of hours paid of full-time employees, and the result is multiplied with the number of full-time employees.

Data revision

Quarterly data are revised every quarter from the beginning of the year.

Annual data are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data on the average number of employees are available since 2005.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Quality

Quality reports are prepared in accordance with the EU requirements in specific statistical domain.

They provide detailed information on the data life cycle and data quality. Quality reports are available here.

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Lija Luste 67366917 daļas vadītājs Lija.Luste@csb.gov.lv

Last update

07.06.2017

Employed by actual workplace

Hours paid and worked

Occupied posts and job vacancies

Explanation of symbols

-

Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

...

Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

.

Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero